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    Bill Changes Age Children Go to School


    CHARLESTON– A bill that would change age guidelines for children to start preschool and kindergarten has passed the house on a 74-26 vote Tuesday.

    Under current law, a child has to be 4 years old before Sept. 1 to enter into early childhood education programs; 5 years old before that date to enter kindergarten and must reach the compulsory age of 6 years old to attend school by that date.

    Under the bill that date changes to July 1.

    The bill passed the senate in march.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More